Friday, September 14, 2012

AOCS Newsletter Highlights -September 2012

AOCS Method Ea 6-51 Glycerol
At the Uniform Methods Committee meeting held in conjunction with the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Long Beach, California, USA, the Committee, at the request of the biodiesel sector, voted to reinstate AOCS Method Ea 6-51 Glycerol while maintaining the preferred AOCS Method Ea 6-94 Determination of Crude Glycerin, Titrimetic Method.

If you have purchased electronic access to the AOCS Official Methods, you will find Method Ea 6-51 listed. Method Ea 6-51 can also be purchased through the AOCS Store. (search "MC-EA651")

inform Free Features
This month’s free articles from inform, the AOCS membership magazine, cover the No. 1 and No. 3 major oils (palm and canola/rapeseed, respectively). First up: a look at the newest generation of high-oleic canola oils for edible applications. Cargill’s Linsen Liu and Diliara Iassonova discuss the improved food functionality of such oils and say that demand is expected to reach about 590,000 metric tons in 2012.

In the second article, the Malaysian Palm Oil Board provides an update on changes and trends, production and exports, sustainable growth and competitiveness, key challenges and opportunities, the regulatory outlook, and the continuity of palm oil production.

Award Nominations Being Accepted
Do you know someone who should be recognized for their contributions to the fats, oils, and related materials industries? AOCS offers 20 awards for professionals and 15 awards exclusively for students.

Visit the Awards Program website for deadlines, nomination requirements, and applications. Don't delay — October 15 is the first nomination deadline.

JSD FREE through 11/30
Now through November 30, 2012, the AOCS publication Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (JSD) is offering free access to its five most downloaded articles. Find the free articles on the Springer site.

Call for Forum Proposals
The 104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo will continue The Forum on Emerging Technologies in 2013, which encompasses global discussions on matters that affect the future of our industries.
Proposals are now being reviewed through October 15. View submission guidelines

Looking for a job?
AOCS Career Services regularly posts some of the best career opportunities in the industry. Take a look below at a current listing, or get more information on the Career Center website.

 Learn more about all of our upcoming meetings.

AOCS Meeting Updates

104th AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo | April 28-May 1, 2013 | Montréal, Québec, Canada
Session organizers are now accepting submissions for oral and poster presentations. Sessions fill earlydon’t miss the opportunity to present your research to colleagues. Proposals for The Forum sessions are also requested. View submission guidelines.
Preliminary Abstract and Forum Proposal Deadline: October 15, 2012
Interested in sponsorship or exhibit opportunities? Learn more…

15LACbugXV Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats and Oils | August 20-23, 2013 | Santiago, Chile
CORCHIGA and AOCS are proud to organize the XV Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats and Oils in Santiago, Chile. The Congress will cover important and timely topics in the fats and oils industries to enhance attendees' business knowledge of today’s market. The Congress will also feature an outstanding exhibition and networking events.
Mark your calendar—Call for Papers will open in October.
Upcoming Industry Meetings
abs_logo6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit | September 24-27, 2012 | Denver, Colorado, USA
This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including, but not limited to, financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering and analysis, biofuels, animal feeds, fertilizers, bioplastics, supplements, and foods.

CP2012_90X90Cleaning Products 2012: The Intersection of Innovation for Science Based Sustainability | October 3-5, 2012 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA
This event will bring together leading organizations to discuss unit dose, fragrance development strategies, green chemistry innovation, future prospects for the auto dishwashing detergent industry and much, much more. AOCS members can save $100 off the current conference registration price by using code AOCS100 when registering.

ISBAB 90x1108th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (ISBAB) | October 28-31, 2012 | Sonoma, California, USA
This by-invitation-only event will bring together key researchers and professionals from academia, government, and industry to share research results, insights, and perspectives in various facets of biocatalysis and biotechnology.

DeepFrying2013 27th International Symposium on Deep Frying | February 20-22, 2013 | San Francisco, California, USA
Optimum frying for safe and improved quality fried foods. Practical information for the foodservice and industrial frying professionals.

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